A yet to be identified number of people is reportedly feared dead as a petrol-laden tanker fell in the early hour of Friday morning at Toll gate, Ota axis of Lagos-Abeokuta highway, while approaching Shoprite Store.
According to report, the tanker went up in flames immediately, destroying lives, vehicles, and properties.
Confirming the incident, the Ogun State Traffic Compliance (TRACE) Corps Spokesperson, Babatunde Akinbiyi told newsmen that there were casualties but the number could not be ascertained as of the time of the incident, Akinbiyi released a video of the inferno to newsmen.
Akinbiyi further disclosed that, the TRACE Corps, Fire Service agents, Federal Road Safety Corps, the police, the NSCDC, Naval officers and the Army were all on ground for rescue operations.
Akinbiyi also advised motorists to avoid Toll Gate Area for now.